Gina Watson

Gina Watson is currently retired from the Pan American Health Organization World Health Organization where she worked as an international staff in different countries during 26 years. She holds a Medical Degree and an MSc degree in Public Health from the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua and an MSc degree in Mental Health, Human and Social Sciences from the University of León, Spain.


She began her professional career in 1981, as a doctor in community services in Nicaragua. From 1985 to 1995 she was National Director of the Mother and Child programmes; Primary Health Care; Comprehensive Health Care, Health Policies and Hospitals; and Provisional Care for Insured Individuals and their Beneficiaries. In 1991, she started working with PAHO/WHO, when she was hired as a short-term consultant for various missions to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. In 1996, she was appointed as a Consultant for the Development of Health Services in Panama and reassigned to Trinidad and Tobago in 1999, where she worked as a Health Promotion Advisor. She has now assumed the direction of the PAHO/WHO Offices in the Caribbean (Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Insular Goverments), Central (Honduras and the  Subregional Coordination For Central America)  and South America (Colombia and Ecuador).